New Employee Orientation Simulation and Bootcamp

New Employee Orientation / On-Boarding Bootcamp

Speed to Client Productivity for New Hires

“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed working with LSA on the design and delivery of the experiential new employee training. I’ve been getting tons of positive unsolicited feedback. You truly exceeded everyone’s expectations.”
Steven Gray | US Enterprise Services | Microsoft

“We partnered with LSA to help custom design, deliver, and measure an advanced new employee on-boarding and measurement process. The process was well thought out and bought into by leadership. The combination of targeted tools, technology, coaching, performance plans, training and reinforcement made all the difference. The pilot program in EMEA was a big success and the program quantifiably improved new employee and hiring manager satisfaction and increased the speed to productivity for new hires. We are continuing to work with LSA Global to scale the program in other GEOs and expand to cover more roles at VMware. I would recommend LSA Global for any sales enablement team looking to increase the engagement and speed to productivity of their sales force. We are excited to implement the program globally across VMware as we continue to scale.”
Rochana Golani | Director, Global Field Readiness | VMware, Inc.

“The experiential New Employee Orientation was an incredible success for over 2500 new hires in four years across the globe. They partnered with us to create an innovative solution on very short notice, and added a huge amount of value that isn’t reflected in their cost. We could never have done it without their unmatched combination of expertise, professionalism, and creativity. Even our experienced hires were blown away!”
Brenda Wagner | Founder and President | Proxicom

Description:
The traditional approach to “on-boarding” — sitting your new hire down with a stack of reading materials, providing access to eLearning modules, or putting them through a series of PowerPoint presentations — doesn’t do much to explain how the organization truly functions or to help them succeed in their new job.

If you are concerned about speed to productivity for new hires, then this customized and experiential new employee on-boarding approach is for you.

This multi-day, experiential based program helps fast growing service and technology companies to substantially decrease the time it takes for new employees to perform at high-levels internally and at a client. This is especially true for new employees that must deal with:

  • Selling, delivering, or servicing custom solutions
  • Demanding clients
  • Increasing project complexity
  • Managing client expectations
  • Leading or working in project teams

This proven new employee orientation / on-boarding program provides a platform to introduce company-specific content and methodologies to new employees and have them use it in a reality-based case experience that replicates what they will experience on the job and in the field.

Learning / Facilitation Approach:

  1. Assess & Design: Custom design a multi-day, experiential new employee orientation that reflects a company’s specific business objectives, work structures and common challenges. Areas to address can include: administration/ benefits, managing change and personal transitions, internal and external branding, company strategy, values, value proposition, career development, business units, conflict management, project management, scope creep, problem solving, presentations, public speaking, meeting management, consulting, communication, teaming, solution selling, methodologies, technologies, politics, resources, mentoring, and strategic thinking.
  2. Pilot: Run the multi-day experiential program and have people work on job tasks and situations that require them to address and resolve predefined and reality-based challenges. Facilitate and debrief team outcomes to provide people with a deep learning experience that helps them see the relationships between their results, their actions, and operating paradigms.
  3. Continuous Improvement: Incorporate feedback and lessons learned into ongoing On Boarding processes.

Benefits:
Participants are fully engaged: They are doing and learning.

  • Up to a 50%+ reduction in time required for new employees to add value: Highly focused on what people need to know and do.
  • Increased client satisfaction and service levels: Learning that’s directly applicable to client project situations and project delivery.
  • Time and money savings: More prepared employees require less support, less damage control, and have greater productivity.
  • Increased morale and sense of culture: New employees create bonds that increase information sharing, morale, and cultural normalization.
  • Increased consistency and application of methodology: Through experiential practice and application, new employees become advocates and “super users” of key methodologies.
  • Increased Cross Selling of Services: Increasing awareness of multiple service offerings and their connections increases both cross and referral selling between business units, practice areas, industry verticals, and geographies.

Target Audience:
Experienced and inexperienced new employees.

What new hires say about new employee on-boarding:

“This exceeding all of my expectations as a new hire.”

“The level of support I received from the company, my manager and my mentor was refreshing.  I feel set up to succeed from the start.”

“This is the best new hire process that I have ever been through.  The new hire Survivors’ Guide is my new bible.”

What hiring managers say about new employee on-boarding:

“Having a proven and consistent process to get my new hires up to speed has been a godsend.  I could not meet our growth targets without it.”

“As a hiring manager, I was at first skeptical of the process. Now, I mandate that all new employees go through the new hire orientation process because it saves me time and dramatically increases their speed to productivity.”

“The difference between new hires who went through the new on-boarding program and those that did not is astounding.”

“While I fought it at first, it is nor mandatory for all my people.”

“Changing our new hire orientation from an event to a measurable process made all the difference.  It is embarrassing to think that most companies do it backwards.”

 

To speak with an LSA Expert and learn about new employee orientation and on-boarding training program customization and delivery options to increase the speed of new hire productivity, please contact us.

Related Information

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Mike Normant
Senior Director, Training & Development

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Having a training outsourcing partner like LSA to support our training and development needs has been a real benefit. In an emerging company where typically you can’t afford the infrastructure necessary to provide a full range of development venues to meet the broad needs of an organization, having an external partner who understands our business and our culture and offers everything from a wide range of open enrollment programs to customized organizational development consulting is almost as good (and in some cases better than) having your own internal Training and Organizational Development function.

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Vice President, HR and IT

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Redwood Trust looked to LSA Global as a consulting partner to help us explore innovative and scholarly approaches to promote employee engagement and sustain the unique culture we’ve built over the last decade.

LSA helped us perpetuate coaching as a discipline across the organization by integrating our core values, goal setting and performance measurement metrics under an interactive coaching program.

We appreciate LSA’s commitment to cutting-edge practices and keeping us in step with the progressive front of our rapidly changing workplace environment.

Rosalyn Chan
Vice President, Human Resources

Redwood Trust

We recently hired LSA to help us take our client delivery methodology to the next level as we continue to grow and help our clients succeed. The custom strategy and design session exceeded my expectations. They really understood our business and turned around the project within a tight timeframe. LSA’s consultants were the best I have seen for this type of project. LSA’s ability to get a group of 20+ executives from around the globe on the same page, push their thinking to new heights, and ensure an executable plan was excellent. I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to take their plans and execution to the next level.

Rob Sturgeon
EVP Client Delivery

Service Source

LSA has a very unique and powerful methodology regarding learning and learning strategy. LSA’s ability to overcome skepticism, obtain executive support, and create an aligned learning strategy that provides measurable business impact is second to none. They partner with you to understand your goals, flex to your needs, and solve your problems – all within your budget. They certainly help make my job easier and are a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend LSA to anyone trying to connect the dots between strategy, skills, knowledge, and results.

Noelle Van Vlierbergen
Human Resources Director

AKQA

The customized new hire on-boarding process, coaching, tools, and measurement have provided a very useful structure and frame for the first 90-days for both me and our new hires. It has been a very positive experience from my perspective and will make it much easier to on-board my new hires.

Martyn Storey
Systems Engineer Manager

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We turned to LSA Global to help take our Information Systems behavioral interviewing process to the next level in terms of both efficiency and effectiveness. LSA quickly understood our unique culture and requirements.  They immediately helped us to improve our ability to continue to hire top talent that fits our culture as we rapidly scale.

Julie Pearl
Technical Program Manager

Google

We held our 1st Year Academy for our new associates last week, and the segment that LSA helped us redesign went exceptionally well. Their instructional design skills made it more relevant, more interactive, and more engaging. We greatly appreciate what LSA did to help us greatly improve a key component of our program!

Larry Brown
Senior Manager, Training & Professional Development

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“We turned to LSA to help us custom design and deliver a leadership and management development curriculum to help drive performance. They have done an excellent job diagnosing the business situation, designing an approach that fits our culture, and delivering a first class solution.”

Sally Buchannan
VP Human Resources

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LSA’s Employee Engagement Consulting and Survey work has provided critical visibility into: how well our people are holding up under the general economic environment, as well as, the specific challenges that face biotechnology companies in their efforts to discover and develop new medicines; their level of alignment and commitment to XOMA’s Vision and mission critical strategies; how leadership practices and management systems support an environment that engender commitment, and the specific actions that our leaders can take to improve on areas that are important to our people. I highly recommend LSA’s employee engagement solutions.

Chris Wells
Vice President, HR and IT

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We value our relationship with LSA Global. We came to LSA because we wanted to improve overall behavioral based interviewing capabilities of our managers to increase the probability of both hiring top talent and future leaders. LSA designed a highly customized solution for our business and culture. We are currently rolling out this solution to our leaders. I would highly recommend LSA Global as a top quality resource.

Rae Phillips
HR Project Manager - Training & Development, PHR

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This was an extremely effective executive strategy session that helped our executive team efficiently navigate through our core objectives. It was exactly what we needed, and the approach was practical and valuable for our specific business and market. I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to push their strategic planning to the next level.

Blake Krikorian
CEO

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Thank you for a great leadership development session today. The facilitator was brilliant, and we really enjoyed his style and personality. The sales team got a lot out of it (as did I). I believe it will help us create an even higher performance environment by ensuring we have a common understanding of our environmental structure and are all working towards the same goals.

Simon Jefferson
Managing Director

AKQA

I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with how the new employee on-boarding project went. The end product is wonderful! LSA has been great to work with. I really appreciate all the flexibility and the high quality.

Laurie Torres
Vice President of Human Resources

PDL

It was a challenge to find a consultant with an approach to performance improvement that fit our unique culture and style. When we met with LSA we were surprised to discover their depth of expertise in the fields of motivation, developmental coaching and performance management and measurement.

Specifically, we were pleasantly surprised to find a company that could seamlessly integrate those three components without our folks feeling like the intervention was forced. They understood what we were trying to accomplish, helped us clarify our objectives, create a solid, refreshing approach that quickly got us moving and engaged people at all levels.

As they began to implement, I was thoroughly impressed with how they listened and made adaptations focused on our needs and business objectives. Overall, I couldn’t be happier that we found a partner in LSA.

Doug Hansen
President and Director

Redwood Trust

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